Leeds United are winning regularly and impressing with their overall play.
In a recent interview with the Yorkshire Post, Leeds United manager Steve Evans made a series of comments that showed just how much belief he has in both his own ability and in the players currently at his disposal.
Never afraid to speak his mind, Evans said he had every intention of building a side that will reach the play-offs next season, and when you consider the Whites’ recent three-game winning streak (and more importantly the performances to secure those nine points) fewer and fewer will be betting against him doing just that.
“There are too many people in football who promise lots and deliver nothing,” the Leeds boss said, and whatever you think of his campaign as a whole there is little doubt that mentality has now made its way into the squad.
While doubts remain over the long-term future of Evans while owner Massimo Cellino runs the club, the simple fact is it would be foolish to part with him when next season’s play-off surge has already begun.
Evans is not waiting until the summer to instil this mentality. He has Leeds playing his way, winning regularly now and ready for the new campaign.
Replacing Evans with someone new, someone else required to earn the players’ trust and bring in his own men, would be ridiculous.
Cellino must give Evans the chance to prove he is going to deliver on his promises, because something suggests he will, provided he has the owner’s faith.